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Teams collaborate on a countywide comprehensive planning process

Leaders from a wide variety of sectors have joined a countywide collaborative effort called LaGrange County Together, a comprehensive planning process for the communities of LaGrange County. With input from residents – and anyone who cares about LaGrange County – we will develop a comprehensive plan to guide the growth of the county, the towns of LaGrange, Shipshewana, Topeka, and Wolcottville, and all unincorporated areas. Central to this process is the 29-member Steering Committee, a collection of leaders from each of the county’s communities.

The Steering Committee will meet regularly throughout the process and represent the citizens of LaGrange County. Members advocate for the vision, provide guidance and direction regarding process and substance, help drive community involvement, and serve as stewards once the plan is completed. The initial roster of committee members is included below.

  • Stewart Bender
  • Lynn Bowen
  • Bill Bradley
  • Matt Brinkman
  • Diane Cameron
  • Peter Cook
  • Steve Cords
  • Brittany Cowley
  • Mark Eagleson
  • Steve Engleking
  • Carolyn Glick
  • Sherri Johnston
  • Mervin Lehman
  • Andy Linder
  • Leanna Martin
  • Cole Miller
  • Freeman Miller
  • Robbie Miller
  • Eric Perkins
  • Fritz Schlabach
  • Karan Scigouski
  • Bob Shanahan
  • Derrick Sherck
  • Lynn Weaver
  • Josh Weimer
  • Marilyn Wingstrom
  • Octavia Yoder
  • Tyler Young
  • Jim Young

A multi-disciplinary consultant team led by planning NEXT of Columbus, Ohio is facilitating the process in close coordination with leadership from the LaGrange County Plan Commission, the LaGrange County Community Foundation, and Region 3A.

Visit the About page to find out more about the process.